Typewriter Rodeo: My Bicycle is My Horse

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Jodi EgertonFebruary 17, 2017 9:38 am,

Many folks assume all Texans ride horses – and sure, some of us do. But a special kind of horse, the two-wheeled breed, is much more common on the streets around here.

“My Bicycle is My Horse”

Saddle up
Roll out
Trot on into town
With my trusty steed beside me,
I can always get around

Not the easiest to maneuver
Down the crowded city streets
But get me out on the trail
And my transit can’t be beat
A little bit of tuning up
These hooves are raring to gallop
And a comfy saddle and well-oiled reins
Really pack a wallop
Wind in my hair,
wind through her mane,
No where we can’t go
And the bike shop tweaked my brakes
So she stops when I call “Woah!”

You can keep your Maserati,
I’m quite happy with my two-wheeled horse

No fuel or clean up required
Just my mighty muscled force


Produced by Laura Rice